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    Duh Best's Team Draft Report Card

    C
    Grade

    Despite a Powerful Set of RBs, Duh Best's Team Can Expect to Finish Last

    Draft Summary

    Entering the draft with the fourth overall pick, the expectations were high for Duh Best's Team. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected ninth-place finish in Yahoo Public 803059 League at 3-11-0 (1,277 points). With their first five picks, Duh Best's Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Cam Newton (44th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (4th) and Arian Foster (17th), and WRs Randall Cobb (24th) and Roddy White (37th). They ended up with the lowest-scoring QB pair in the league, as they added Newton and Johnny Manziel.

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    Schedule

    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Duh Best's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most difficult slate. Corresponding with the most taxing overall schedule, Duh Best's Team also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Earning Your Paycheck

      Duh Best's Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (T.Y. Hilton), fourth- (Eric Decker), and fifth-ranked (Dwayne Bowe) wideouts.

    • RB or Bust

      RB is the only above-average position group for Duh Best's Team.

    • The Sky's the Limit

      With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Duh Best's Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      Duh Best's Team nabbed a sleeper in Johnny Manziel with pick No. 124.

    • My One and Only

      Ignoring roster depth, Duh Best's Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    • Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in Yahoo Public 803059 League, Duh Best's Team may have found a gem in Tavon Austin. Including his 911 projected return yards, he ranks fourth in the league with 1,691 all-purpose yards.

    Player Analysis

      • Eddie Lacy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 4
      The Alchemist

      Duh Best's Team chose the RB most likely to turn a small gap into TD gold. Eddie Lacy is projected to lead NFL RBs in plays over 40 yards with 3.5 and TDs over 40 yards with 1.5.

      • Arian Foster, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      Traditionalist

      Duh Best's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Eddie Lacy and Arian Foster right off the bat.

      • Randall Cobb, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 24
      162 More Reasons to Appreciate Randall Cobb

      Cobb ranks 10th in the Yahoo Public 803059 League among WRs with 162 projected fantasy points.

      • Cam Newton, QB
      • Round 5, Pick 44
      Dual-Threat Dynamo

      Cam Newton can deliver fantasy glory to Duh Best's Team with his arm and his legs. Newton has 592 projected rushing yards, and ranks second among QBs in that category.

      • T.Y. Hilton, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 57
      Was T.Y. Hilton Worth it at Pick No. 57?

      Duh Best's Team sure hopes so. The Colts' WR is projected to have 138 points this year, almost the same as his total from last season.

    Best Available

    While Duh Best's Team is expected to be weak across five positions, QB is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

      • Josh McCown
      • Rank 133, ADP 134
      • Eli Manning
      • Rank 136, ADP 132
      • Ryan Tannehill
      • Rank 138, ADP 134
      • Carson Palmer
      • Rank 140, ADP 133
    • Bye Week Points Lost
      Points

      Each bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.

    • Pick Number Minus ADP
      Pick Number

      Bars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.

    • Avg Points by Position vs League
          Team     League

      The average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.

    • Schedule by Opponent Points
      Week

      Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.

    How We Grade

    Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."

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    Duh Best's Team
    1. (4) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
    2. (17) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
    3. (24) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
    4. (37) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    5. (44) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
    6. (57) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
    7. (64) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
    8. (77) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
    9. (84) New England (NE - DEF)
    10. (97) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
    11. (104) Ben Tate (Min - RB)
    12. (117) Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR)
    13. (124) Johnny Manziel (Cle - QB)
    14. (137) Tavon Austin (StL - WR)
    15. (144) Jay Feely (Chi - K)
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